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26 Pieces of Insanely Graphic Turn-of-the-20th Century Sex Art

26 Pieces of Insanely Graphic Turn-of-the-20th Century Sex Art

Believe it or not, some of the kinkiest, craziest, most outlandish sex art of all time was created at the turn of the 20th century, as the perceived stodginess of the Victorian era gave way to fin-de-siècle decadence. The list below contains NSFW turn of the century sex art shocking in its frank depictions of …

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The 10 Most Brutal Anti-Masturbation Devices Throughout History

The 10 Most Brutal Anti-Masturbation Devices Throughout History

Many horrible, inhumane products were patented in the early late 19th and early 20th century to help prevent masturbation or “self abuse” as it was called: products range from a mini spiked bear-trap for penises to the invention of Graham crackers.   The Jugum Penis It was once believed that masturbation was not only unhealthy, …

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Orgies, Homosexuality, and Prostitutes: What Sex Was Like During the Black Death

Have you ever wondered what sex during the Black Death was like? It sounds sick and twisted, but life goes on, as they say, even during an epidemic. People are still people, even when a ton of people are dying (at least 75 million died during the epidemic). Sex during the Black Plague (another common name for it) …

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The Many Times Sex Altered the Course of History

The Many Times Sex Altered the Course of History

For the average person, sex is a private event that takes place behind closed doors. But sex in history has had a dramatic effect on the world. Over the course of time, when these private events go public, they unleash consequences that can be as explosive as the act itself. Ask Cleopatra, the Marquis de Sade, or …

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What Sex Was Like in Feudal Japan

What Sex Was Like in Feudal Japan

Feudal Japan is often idealized in historical works of art and modern fiction. This historical period is associated with fierce samurai, elegant courtesans, and an ever-present sense of formality in dress and culture (conversely, if you want a view of the violent, chaotic ugliness of the period, check out samurai cinema). Sex in feudal Japan was …

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